News, Culture & Society

Mitchell Moses brings daughter home after skipping the birth to guide Parramatta to the grand final

Mitchell Moses and his partner bring their newborn daughter home from the hospital after Eels star SKIPPED her birth and watched it on Facetime so he could play finals footy – leaving his girlfriend ‘filthy’

  • Moses skipped the birth of his first child for the Eels NRL preliminary final 
  • He watched the birth on Facetime then steered the Eels to victory in Townsville 
  • Now Moses and his partner have shared their first image of their new daughter
  • And the loved up couple have been given the all-clear to bring baby Aspyn home 

Parramatta halfback Mitch Moses will have his No.1 fan at home cheering for him during this Sunday’s NRL grand final – his baby daughter Aspyn.

The 28-year-old and his partner Bri Gardoni were pictured leaving Mater Hospital in North Sydney on Monday with their new bundle of joy.

They both looked relaxed in loose-fitting exercise gear and sneakers while Moses couldn’t take his eyes off his new baby girl as he carried her to their vehicle in a baby capsule.

Parramatta Eel’s Mitch Moses and partner Bri Gardoni leave Sydney’s Mater hospital with newborn daughter Aspyn, after watching her birth via Facetime

Moses was full of adoring looks for his gorgeous new baby daughter Aspyn as he carried his newborn to their vehicle

Moses was full of adoring looks for his gorgeous new baby daughter Aspyn as he carried his newborn to their vehicle

 The couple have also posted their first image of their new daughter to social media, showing a beautiful and healthy little girl in a pink swaddle with a white bow on her head.

‘ASPYN ELLE MOSES 23.09.2022 – We couldn’t be more in love with you,’ the couple posted on Instagram. 

While Moses was full of doting looks as he carried his daughter to the car, the halfback famously missed the birth of Aspyn because he had to fly to Townsville for the Eels preliminary final against the North Queensland Cowboys.

Moses' daughter Aspyn is a picture of good health in this adorable first image in her swaddle

Moses’ daughter Aspyn is a picture of good health in this adorable first image in her swaddle

Parramatta NRL teammates congratulate Mitch Moses and Bri on their new arrival

Parramatta NRL teammates congratulate Mitch Moses and Bri on their new arrival

Mitch Moses and Bri Gardoni

Mitch Moses holds his daughter

Mitch Moses and Bri Gardoni and Moses getting to meet his daughter for the first time

Bri was not due to give birth until this week, but little Aspyn couldn’t wait to join the world and Moses got the phone call while he was in Townsville, hours before the match.

It has since been revealed that coach Brad Arthur told his star halfback to return home for the birth, even if it meant losing the preliminary final because of his absence. 

‘What are you doing here? Get out of here,’ Arthur said.

But the expectant dad told him he couldn’t let his teammates down and instead witnessed the birth of his child via Facetime.

‘I just looked at him and said, ‘I can’t’. I can’t leave these boys here given how hard we’ve worked all year,’ Moses said.

Needless to say, Bri was not initially pleased with Moses’ team-first attitude. 

‘She was a bit a bit filthy at the start when she got put in and said this is how it’s gonna happen,’ Moses said.

‘She was a bit filthy. But she understood. She’s supported me through everything. She’s seen how much work I put in this year to be in the position that we’re in. I have a family now – all this is for them.’

Reagan Campbell-Gillard of the Eels celebrates scoring a try with Dylan Brown, Mitchell Moses and Reed Mahoney during their NRL preliminary final match against the Cowboys

Reagan Campbell-Gillard of the Eels celebrates scoring a try with Dylan Brown, Mitchell Moses and Reed Mahoney during their NRL preliminary final match against the Cowboys

The whole week has been a rollercoaster,’ he told Nine’s Wide World of Sports after the game on Friday.

‘I lost my grandmother last week. We laid her to rest on Monday, and then I am welcoming my first child over FaceTime four hours ago. And now I am playing a grand final next week.’

The Parramatta Eels will be looking to win the club’s first premiership since Peter Sterling led them to victory in 1986 when they take on defending premiers Penrith Panthers in Sunday’s NRL grand final. 

***
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk